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Black Bean Burger with whole grain bun

Black bean burgers

Takeaway with a healthy spin! These delicious black bean burgers have all the taste but with more nutrients and less saturated fat than most commercial burgers.


Serves: Serves 4

Number of ingredients: 12 Ingredients

To prep: 5 Minutes Prep

To cook: 20 Minutes Cook

Difficulty: Medium

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy : 1556kJ

  • Protein: 18g

  • Fat (total) : 5g

  • - Saturated Fat: 1g

  • Carbohydrate (total): 55g

  • Fibre: 10g

  • Sodium: 429mg


540 ml (1 can) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup brown rice, cooked

1 onion, small, chopped

2 green onions, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)

1 egg

1/4 cup bread crumbs

6 tablespoons salsa (divided)

4 hamburger buns

1/4 cup low fat plain yoghurt

4 Romaine lettuce leaves

1 avocado, sliced (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, coarsely mash beans with a potato masher or fork.
  2. Add rice, onions, Tabasco sauce if desired, egg, bread crumbs and two tablespoons of salsa. Mix well
  3. Divide mixture into 4 and form into patties that are about 1 inch thick.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ºF(180ºC).
  5. Meanwhile, cook over medium heat on a non-stick pan for 4-5 minutes each side or until lightly browned.
  6. Transfer to a pan and cook in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, combine remaining salsa and yoghurt. Serve with lettuce and avocado (if desired) as a condiment to your burger.